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Who doesn’t love a homemade Apple Pie – warm out of the oven! We all have our favorite recipes and sometimes a classic recipe does not require changing – hence one of the reasons I never posted one. However for Halloween I made an Apple Pie that was the best I ever made so I had to get the recipe down so it is not forgotten! What made this one so excellent is hard to really say. Perhaps it was using golden delicious apples instead of a tart apple? The baking temperature started at 425 degrees and then reduced to 350. This time I remembered to cover the pie top with foil so it would not burn during the long baking time. It was removed for about 15-minutes to finish baking the crust top and brown it a bit. And of course all the wonderful spices.

Do you have any favorite ingredients or tips for your best apple pie?

Apple pie side view 2

One of the hardest part about having a food blog is posting yummy pictures of an Apple Pie when a warm slice is not available!!
Apple Pie plated

It did not take long for a good chunk to be missing!
Apple Pie

You should be able to see all the wonderful spices I added!
Apple Pie side view

Apple Pie – perhaps the best comfort food?
Apple Pie top view

Crust of your choice – two
6 – 8 cups Golden Delicious Apples, sliced thin
¾ cup Sugar
2 tbsp. Flour
1 tbsp. Cinnamon
½ tsp. Nutmeg
½ tsp. Cloves
2 tbsp. Butter cut in chunks
Foil to cover the pie while baking.
Egg white – optional

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

I like to measure the spices in a separate bowl – except for the butter. Slice about half of the apples and place in a large bowl. Then cover the apples with about half of the spices mixing to cover all the sliced apples. Continue to add more sliced apples and blend with the spices. Cover a pie pan with your crust; add the apple mixture, top with butter chunks. Cover with your second crust, pinch the sides to seal and then with a sharp knife make a few slashes to allow the steam to escape. If a shiny crust top is desired you can brush with egg white. I like to cover my pie with foil to avoid the top from becoming too brown or burnt!

Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 and bake about 45-minutes or until apples are tender. Remember to take the foil off during the last 15 minutes of baking. Serve warm and enjoy!

9 thoughts on “Yummy Apple Pie with Lots of Spices!

  1. The only thing better that baking an apple pie is eating an apple day on a cold winter day. I can always use another good recipe and a nudge to get into the kitchen and turn on the oven.

    1. Bernice says:

      So agree! A warm slice of apple pie on a cold day! So far winter has avoided Buffalo! And I am okay with that – I will just enjoy my apple pie on a mild fall day!

  2. koolaidmoms says:

    Even before reading the recipe I could see the spices and know it was going to be packed with tons of flavor. Can’t wait to try it.

    1. Bernice says:

      I adore lot of spices in apple pie and pumpkin pie. And in general when I add spices to a recipe I tend to add more than the recipe. 🙂

  3. Sheryl says:

    Looks delicious! The extra spices sound like they really make this pie special.

    1. Bernice says:

      I love a lot of spices in apple pie and pumpkin pie. Of course I tend to be heavy on the spices with any recipe I add them to. 🙂

  4. hello bernice its dennis the vizsla dog hay mmm apple pie that luks delishus!!! my dada duz not mayk apple pie on akkownt of he buys them alreddy mayd frum sumplayse kalld the julian pie company but he duz mayk sumthing kalld apple pandowdy wot is aparently not a pie but stil has apples in it and i heer is pritty tasty!!! not that he ever shayrs enny with me krool krool dada!!! ok bye

    1. Bernice says:

      A home made apple pie is just delicious and a wonderful treat! Happy Holidays Dennis the Vizsla!

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